I have a client with a Windows 2000 server called HansonServ1 and serving a domain called Hanson.local. They are changing accounting systems and adopting new PC's and a new server. The new accountng system will only be used on the new PCs and the new server. I prep'd the new server with Windows Server 2012 Essentials and assigned it to provide the same domain name (Hanson.local), and named the server HansonServer with the expectation these two servers would not be running at the same time.
As it turns out, they will be running parallel for an undetermined time. No computer will be present on both domains.
When i try to connect a client computer to the new server with the connect http://HansonServer/connect
I an able to enable the connector, and enter an account only available on the new server, but receive the error "Cannot connect this computer to the network. An unexpected error has occurred"
I'm concerned that the domains are clashing and will be a major issue.
What would you suggest i do to get these PC's connected, and if necessary to change the Domain name to which they will be connecting?
Thanks so much for your guidance here.